Sana Butler is a special correspondent for Newsweek International and has previously worked at the Wall Street Journal, CNBC and ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Raised in Connecticut, she attended Georgetown University and earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. In her first book Sugar of the Crop: My Journey to Find the Children of Slaves, Butler shares her eye-opening and uplifting conversations with the sons and daughters of parents who had survived the most barbaric period in U.S. History. In her travels from the Los Angeles residence of a millionaire to nursing homes and churches across Kentucky, Virginia to Mississippi, she got to know many remarkable men and women - most in their nineties or older, who were raised by former slaves. Overwhelmingly, these progeny of America's black pioneers were brought up in loving, hardworking, patriotic families and instilled with pride, ambition and a determination to contribute to the re-building of what was to be a new America.
This program is the third installment of Initiative Radio's Salute to Black History Makers.